Chris Blue performs at Knoxville’s Fourth of July concert

KNOXVILLE (WATE) — Knoxville native Chris Blue helped the city kick off Fourth of July festivities.

“The Voice” winner performed at the city’s celebration on Market Square on July 1.

“I care about Knoxville, I care about the teens of this city, I care about the guys the men, the brothers, not just the black brother but all brothers of this city,” said Blue. “It takes a community to raise a child. I want to see this world to really come together.”

Blue says this concert was special. It was a way for him to thank Knoxville for support throughout his time competing on the show.

“I’ve always said, the moment you have someone’s attention– you have their power. You have the opportunity to help shape them or create, you know, mold them into something into something that they can be, or something that they’ve always wanted to be.” said Blue.

Blue will be performing at PBS’ Fourth of July special in Washington D.C. Fans can watch him East Tennessee PBS on July 4 at 8 p.m.

Related: ‘The Voice’ winner Chris Blue to perform at Tennessee Theatre

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